Saltwater | Country | Culture
The Davey family welcome you to Gambanan, the location has been home to the Davey family for centuries. We belong to the Bardi Jawi People, 'the Saltwater People' reknowned for our unique cultural dancing. The Bardi Dancers are a traditional male dance group comprised of elders and future leaders of the Bardi people. They have performed nationally and internationally.
Keepers of Culture
The Bardi Dancers are the keepers of traditional culture and stories, through song and dance. Their style is very distinctive as they perform with intricate totems depicting coastal life and traditional hunting practices. Handed down through stories and art from generation to generation – a strong example of living culture in contemporary society.
TRADITIONAL FISH TRAP
THE DAVEY FAMILY
Gambanan has been an integral part of the Davey's family home for generations. The family made the decision to share this unique wilderness location in 2005 when they opened the campground to the visitors. The current elders Frank and Maureen are integral parts of the Dampier Peninsular community and have enjoyed sharing their love and passion for their homeland with tourists and locals alike. We are working together renewing the campground to reflect it's surrounding beauty so it can grow and flourish for future generations. The Davey family members manage the bush camp, offering a cultural experience, knowledge and appreciation for their country.
One of the locations unmissable features is the large rock fish trap 'Mayoorr' which captures fish on the outgoing tide, it has been built and maintained by the family for over five generations, originally built by Frank's Great Grandfather, Dino Davey.